Environmental impact and sustainability practices are among the most important concerns for owners, occupiers and employees alike. From energy efficiency to carbon footprint reduction and “green” design and construction management, Avison Young offers a full range of sustainability consulting and management services for clients.
For owners, every property presents unique challenges for sustainability, including building age, physical plant or level of previous capital improvements. For occupiers looking to build out new or existing facilities, state-of-the-art systems and alignment with corporate sustainability goals are often critical factors. Our corps of management and LEED-AP certified professionals can provide skilled oversight in energy, construction, site selection, entitlements, lease negotiations, pre-construction and design services, as well as vendor hiring and management, to meet each unique situation.
Several recent projects have involved achievement of LEED certification, including tenant representation services for the first LEED Double Platinum Certification for a new corporate headquarters facility in New Jersey. For our clients who want to implement sustainable solutions without pursuing LEED, we utilize LEED checklists to target appropriate areas and work with consultants, contractors and vendors to achieve client goals.
As Avison Young offices expand and grow, LEED certification and BOMA “Best” designations are primary considerations in the selection of new office locations. Energy efficiency and carbon-footprint-reduction practices, including recycling, janitorial practices and water management, are key criteria in both new space build-outs as well as in standard Avison Young office operations.
In 2012, Avison Young moved to new headquarters office space at 18 York Street in Toronto ― a LEED Gold-certified facility featuring state-of-the-art building materials, deep-water cooling, an urban forest and green roof, energy efficient under-floor HVAC, dimmable lighting and other features to ensure maximum energy savings and minimal environmental footprint. The space is steps away from the largest mass transit hub in Canada (Union Station).